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There were 1,304 officers with the U.S. DHS who were assaulted in 2007. Of these, 165
officers sustained injuries. The following provides information by agency within the
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection:
1,234 officers were assaulted, 126 of whom were injured.
Of the 126 officers who were injured, 1 was assaulted with a firearm.
- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement:
32 officers were assaulted, all of whom were injured.
- U.S. Secret Service:
38 officers were assaulted, 7 of whom were injured.
Type of activity
At the time they were attacked, officers from the DHS were performing the following activities:
- 903 officers were assigned to patrol or guard duty.
- 61 officers were making arrests or serving summonses.
- 28 officers were conducting investigations or searches.
- 6 officers were maintaining custody of prisoners.
- 2 officers were assigned to office duty.
- 304 officers were assigned to other duties.
- 303 of the 1,304 DHS officers were attacked by persons using personal weapons, such as hands, fists, or feet.
- 91 of the DHS officers were attacked with vehicles.
- 47 officers were attacked with firearms.
- 7 of the officers were attacked with knives or other cutting instruments.
- 5 of the officers suffered attacks with blunt instruments.
- 851 of the officers were attacked with other types of dangerous weapons.
Law enforcement authorities identified 51 suspects in the assaults on DHS officers. At the time of this report:
- 19 alleged assailants were tried and found guilty.
- 16 suspects were awaiting trial.
- Prosecution was declined for 5 known assailants.
- 6 suspects were either found not guilty or charges were dismissed.
- 3 suspects were awaiting prosecutive opinion.
- 1 suspect was found incompetent to stand trial.
- 1 suspect remains at large.